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Boris: Rock stars should 'jam in the name of the Lord'

Boris Johnson waded into the row this morning, saying the musicians should have been allowed to continue their set.

Speaking to Kay Burley on LBC radio, he said:

It sounds to me like an excessively efficacious decision. You won't get that during the Olympics.

If they'd have called me, my answer would have been for them to jam in the name of the Lord!

Noise complaints mean fewer concerts in Hyde Park

  • The number of concerts which can take place in Hyde Park will be reduced from 13 to nine from next year following recent complaints about noise
  • The crowd limit will also fall from 80,000 to 65,000, and in some cases 50,000 from 2013
  • The number of concerts came into question after residents in Knightsbridge and Belgravia complained about noise
  • There were 109 complaints from residents in 2011, around twice as many as in 2010

Springsteen guitarist voices frustration

Actor and musician Steven Van Zandt, who plays guitar in Springsteen's E-Street Band and stared in cult US drama series The Sopranos, voiced his frustration on Twitter at the gig's ending.

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One of the great gigs ever in my opinion. But seriously, when did England become a police state?

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Is there just too much fun in the world? We would have been off by 11 if we'd done one more. On a Saturday night! Who were we disturbing?

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English cops may be the only individuals left on earth that wouldn't want to hear one more from Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney!

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